Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Public Association Promotion and Development Center N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 11,254
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
The Museum of the African Diaspora San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music Education Coalition Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Players San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 738,754

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Public Association Promotion and Development Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 11,254
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
The Museum of the African Diaspora San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music Education Coalition Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Players San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 738,754

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Saint Peter Chanel Parish ME Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 76,500

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Public Association Promotion and Development Center Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 11,254
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
The Museum of the African Diaspora United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music Education Coalition Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Troy Andrews Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Players United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Joe Goode Performance Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 738,754

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13280 records found.